Turmeric scientifically known as Curcuma longa – is a bright yellow spice used throughout Asia for centuries.
Grown for its root, turmeric has an ancient history of uses in cooking, fabric dyeing, cosmetics and especially as a traditional medicine in China and India.
Its use in conditions such as rheumatism, severe pain, fatigue, and breathing problems has been well documented for over “4,000 years”.
Curcumin is a pigment found in turmeric that not only gives it it’s characteristic bright yellow hue, but also has a range of health benefits.
These include antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects.
Because of these wide-ranging functions, turmeric has been studied in relation to arthritis, eye conditions, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and much more.